Town in Connecticut Builds Bridge Out of a ‘Backpack’

Traditional bridge construction can be a costly and lengthy process, greatly affecting local traffic. In Weston, Conn., the Department of Transportation used first-of-its-kind “bridge-in-a-backpack” technology to replace a major bridge in just 16 weeks, rather than two years. The bridge over the Saugatuck River, originally constructed in 1933, experienced about 9,100 crossings each day and......

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